This derailing of our 2020 plans have a silver lining, such as more time to communicate with one another. Pictured is Justin Wright (left) and Russell Probert (right) talking after Wright's preliminary herd work run at the 2019 NRCHA Futurity.

Frankly Speaking: A Silver Lining

By now, most, if not all, of you have felt the pains of hardship created by the novel coronavirus and COVID-19. I pray that this nasty virus has not affected any of you medically and this column finds you in good health. I know many of you are suffering the difficulties of complying with the restrictions […]
Quarter Horse News magazine April 15, 2020 cover snippet

April 15, 2020, Table of Contents — Quarter Horse News Magazine

Features NRCHA National ChampionsThese horses and riders dominated in 2019 on their way to year-end NRCHA National championships. By John Henry, Teri Lee, Molly Montag & Lillian Kent, Page 40 Game Day Ready Approaching a horse show like a game day is how Ben Baldus prepares his non-pro and youth clients to manage show-time stress. […]

Health Matters: The Tale of Embryo Transfer

I have always thought the strength of the breeding business is a solid indicator of the health of the horse industry in general. So, when more and more people start asking me what it takes to do an embryo transfer, the better feeling I have about the current horse market.  There will always be a […]
Trevor Carter demonstrating how to keep a horse on a circle

Hooked to the Circle: Keep a Horse on a Circle

A rider should not have to keep a horse on a circle, according to reined cow horse professional Trevor Carter. A horse should take more responsibility for maintaining a consistent circle, but the rider has to teach him to find it. “The difference between a good circle and a great circle is that your horse […]
Joe Heim and Docs Okie Quixote at the 1984 Super Stakes

Docs Okie Quixote a Superfly Gent if there ever was one

If anybody had any doubts about Docs Okie Quixote, the National Cutting Horse Futurity Association Futurity champion only months earlier, those were all erased when he followed it up with a convincing triumph at the Super Stakes in 1984. And if that weren’t enough, he won the Derby later in the year to become the […]

Breeding and Beyond: Making My Introduction

It’s Nikki Here! Most of you know me from my work with some of the most well-known breeding facilities in the Western performance horse industry, but my life is changing. Along with a relocation and job change, I’ve accepted an offer to bring you this new monthly column, “Breeding & Beyond.” I look forward to […]
Will Rogers Memorial Center home of the 2019 NCHA Futurity

2019 NCHA Futurity Overview

The NCHA Futurity is lauded as the greatest event in cutting, and it’s set to celebrate the sport with more than three weeks of competition in Cowtown. The National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Futurity is like Christmas for cutters — a high-stakes Christmas when their friends and family join in one place for fellowship, and […]